Monthly Archives: January 2008

G6PD Deficiency in Ghanaians: How to recognise it

G6PD Deficiency in Ghanaians: How to recognise it   In their instructive seminar Professors Capellini and Fiorelli put Africa first in the list of areas with the “highest frequencies of G6PD deficiency” (Jan 5, p 64) [1], so what are … Continue reading

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Ethnic minorities and sickle cell disease

Ethnic minorities and sickle cell disease SIR,-Dr John Black's article (30 March,p 984) is most helpful. Many family doctors are quite familiar with much of what he has so lucidly stated. The reason why many children (and adults) with sickle … Continue reading

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Home haemodialysis just the thing for Africa's wealthy patients

Thanks to Dr Geraint James who introduced me to his wife Professor Sheila Sherlock in the early 1960's, I became one of her research fellows on Stanley Shaldon's famous Kidney Unit at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine [1]. … Continue reading

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Some thirty features of AIDS in Africa

Some thirty features of AIDS in Africa   KONOTEY-AHULU  F.I.D.*   In 1987 I visited sixteen African countries to acquaint myself with the AIDS situation on the continent. I obtained information from doctors and health workers about many of the … Continue reading

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